FAQs

Do I have to be able to read music to join the choir or have a singing lesson?

Musical experience helps, but it is not a requirement for lessons or joining the choir.

Please come to sessions with an open mind and willing to have a go.

For those of you who like to have sheet music, please note that I teach all songs by ear. In the choir setting, you will be asked not to use sheet music.

Do I need to audition to join the choir?

You do not need to audition to join our community choirs, workshops or have singing lessons.

How do you teach 1:1 lessons on Zoom?

The best way to understand the process of Zoom teaching is to book a half-hour taster session at a cost of £12.

I use a keyboard for warm-ups and any technical support. I also ask you to sing along to backing tracks, so will need to come with a phone or music player to play the tracks. This will make the experience much more enjoyable. Singing lessons are a 2-way process, so ask questions and be willing to try new things.

If I book for a lesson or choir term and change my mind can I get a refund?

For Choir & Lessons. taster sessions are available so you can try before you buy.

For Choir workshops and terms, you can cancel and get a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of term. After this point no refunds are available. Nevertheless, life happens and I am always happy to talk through individual circumstances to see how I can help.

For singing lessons, I need one week’s notice if you wish re-schedule or cancel and receive a full refund. Thereafter I can offer a 50% refund with 3 days notice (72 hours). After this point, there are no refunds.